Michael J. Dirrigl, of Farmington, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2022) at the Newington Rapid Rehab Recovery Center in Newington, after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Born in New Britain, on Jul. 21, 1937, the son of the late John (Hans) and Theresa (Windl) Dirrigl, he was raised in New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School and earned both his BS and MBA from the University of Hartford.
For many years, he worked in various management positions at Torin Manufacturing in Torrington, as VP of Operations at PGM Corporation of Rochester, NY and as Vice President of manufacturing Operations at Nidec Corporation in Torrington, He also served in the U.S. Army Infantry and Connecticut National Guard, Company A, 1st Battalion, 169th Infantry Division. His dedication to the University of Hartford has motivated him to establish the Dirrigl Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, upon his death. In addition to his work life, Mike had a great passion and love for raising and caring for his Dobermans.
Mike is survived by three nieces: Sandra (Dirrigl) Baldwin of Wethersfield, Karen (Dirrigl) Bean of Wethersfield and Debra (Dirrigl) Baldwin of Woodbury along with their husbands and children. He was predeceased by brother, John Dirrigl and sister-in-law, Irene (Grzesczyk) Dirrgl.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Divine Providence Parish (St. Peter Church) 98 Franklin Sq. New Britain, Saturday (Jan. 22, 2022) at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 111 Founders Plaza 2nd Floor, East Hartford, CT 06108. To send a condolence, please visit www.FarrellFuneral Home.com.